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Top row, left to right: Maura at Bolin Creek, the mill race along Bolin Creek. Middle row: Woods on north side of Bolin Creek, millstone in Carrboro, crownbeard in bloom in old field on south side of Bolin Creek, Morgan Creek. Bottom row: waterlogged ground in the Martin Luther King Jr Park in Carrboro, tree stump in the clearcut north of Bolin Creek.
North Carolina: Gray’s lily, maritime forest, fungus, bolls, pitcher plants, swamp forest, leaves, more leaves, ferns, wild flowers, butterflies muddling.
West and South Wales, home.
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Controlled burns in the longleaf pine forests of the Sandhills, North Carolina, with The Nature Conservancy. I worked as a volunteer alongside TNC’s seasonal crews under the direction of the TNC-NC state fire coordinator Margit Bucher and the fire bosses Mike Norris and Angie Carl.
I practice with the Chapel Hill Zen Center, where in 2012 I received the precepts from Abbess Josho Pat Phelan. In the two years I lived in Rome, I joined the sangha of the Centro Zen l’Arco, whose abbott is Dario Doshin Girolami. Both these temples are in the Soto Zen tradition, and are formally associated with the San Francisco Zen Center. I was first introduced to meditation and practice within a sangha back in 2006, by Kyomunim Won Gong of the Won Buddhist temple in Chapel Hill, a Korean order in the Son tradition. Several of these photos are from trips I took to Korea and Japan, and some just are what they are.
The places of practice